PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Cult-favorite burger chain In-N-Out is coming to Keizer, but the opening date and location are still unclear.
Google searches led people to believe it’d be opening this month, but whenever it’s built — the people will come.
“Honestly, I’m so stoked. I’ve been missing it for a while because I’m from California,” said Audrey Torres, an In-N-Out fan.
Die-hard fans are salivating waiting for the latest location to open at Keizer Station.
”I was really excited because I’m originally from the east coast, and we don’t have In-N-Out Burger over there,” said Johnny Mendez, another fan.
Keizer Mayor Cathy Clark said she realizes this In-N-Out Burger will bring a lot of people to town.
“[I thought] everything from oh my gosh — I can’t believe they chose us to — oh my gosh there’s going to be a lot of traffic,” said Clark.
The mayor said she anticipates it causing some congestion, so the city will have to work with them as they navigate the influx of customers.
Construction started in June and a lot of progress has already been made — but a simple Google search could leave you wondering; it shows the fast-food restaurant is set to open this month.
KOIN 6 reached out to In-N-Out Burger officials about the opening date.
“Once we begin construction on a new location it usually takes us 6 months to build a restaurant and open for business,” the spokesperson said. “Because it is still early in the process, it would be premature to comment on a timeline or anything like a potential opening date.”
In-N-Out told the City of Keizer that they’re shooting for opening sometime in November, which is closer to the 6-month building timeline that their spokesperson suggested.
“We’ve been working hard with In-N-Out Burger, a very professional company, and we were able to get a design that works for them and we hope it works for our whole community,” Clark said.
Exactly when they’ll open their doors is still up in the air — but it’s clear that In-N-Out lovers will have to wait several more months before they can order their burger animal-style.